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. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both uses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confident and some public statements by congressional leaders. and yet with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday. that according to treasury secretary tim geithner in a letter to congress, though, he did say he expects to take what he called extraordinary measures to extend the government's borrowing ability for another two months or so. and even your cup coffee, once a deal on the fiscal cliff. baristas at the 120 starbucks in washington, d.c. were encouraged by management to add a shot of partisanship to their drink orders and r remind customers i our nation's capital to come together. >> wall street is typically
. >> find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy now. >> does that mean extending the tax cuts? >> the real issue is not whether they should be extended for another few months. the real issue is whether the price the republican house will put on that extension is the permanent extension of the tax cuts. >> grur going to extend the tax cuts you're going to have 3.8 trillion added in ten years to the $16 trillion we already owe. i mean, have a drink. >> we can't keep giving the middle class tax cuts like the president says he wants to do and romney says he wants to do when we got -- when we have a trillion dollar deficit. >> just a few days before the election day and you're analysis of the polls have given the president better than 80% chance of winning re-election? >> the fact that the president leads in the polls in ohio and iowa states where you would need -- he would need to win 207 electoral votes means he's the favorite in the electoral college. >> this is the era of flation. bernanke is writing checks, mar maria. >> writing checks
to be here. >> so does all the drama over the fiscal cliff and uncertainty about the economy weigh on consumers? how are you expecting the season to play out? >> well, i don't have any doubt that it does weigh on consumers, it's in the news constantly, people are worried about it, but having said that, we're talking about christmas here. this is no minor holiday. so christmas is going to come on tuesday. it is christmas day. and consumers have to get shopping. and the last thing that parents want to cut back on is the toy is the holiday present for their child for christmas. >> true. so i want to go through the toys you brought. what are you expecting in terms of this christmas holiday shopping season? anything we should look at as far as the real gauges? >> well, you know, it's all going to come down to the last weekend, to the last few days. >> even christmas eve. >> even christmas eve. and toys"r"us, just to make sure, we are open 24 hours all the way through until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve night. so there's still plenty of time, if you haven't bought the toy, get out there now,
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